Walk down the street or into a coffee shop and you will see something. Pinterest, television, iPhones, magazines, Google – they may say different things, but they all represent one single idea. Searching. Everyone is searching for something, be it the perfect recipe, outfit, or the love of your life. When something is important to us, we tend to focus our efforts on finding out all we can about it, and we devote our time and resources to understanding it better. For example, I have been known to binge watch episodes of Fixer Upper and then think that I can renovate my own house.
So, in a world where you can basically learn how to do anything or be anything, a question must be answered: what am I searching for? Isaiah 25:9 states, “All night long I search for you; in the morning I earnestly seek for God.” Day and night. With all the heart and soul. With every resource available. Combining this with what is said in Ephesians 4, that we should be humble, gentle, and live as children of the light, we develop a clearer picture of what God wants us to be seeking after.
Chasing after the Lord with our whole hearts is not popular in today’s society. It does, however, speak to the deepest cry of our being. Who are we, why are we here, what kind of lives are we created to live? Will we settle for what is offered by the world – cheap thrills and purchases that don’t last? Or will we try for something more?
Today, as you head off to school, work, or whatever the hours hold for you, take some time to peer into your soul and see what you are searching for. If it isn’t what you want it to be, what steps can you take to change it? I will be right there with you, searching through my own heart, trying to gain a clearer picture of life with our Lord. Friends, in a world where we can choose and seek anything, seek Him.